Caion Greene, 9, Killed Overnight in St. Louis; Gunmen Fired on Car

Monday March 8, 2021

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By Doyle Murphy continues Monday March 8, 2021 at the 9:08 a.m.

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  • St. Louis police are investigating the seventh murder of a child in 2021.

A nine-year-old boy was killed when gunmen fired at his family’s vehicle, fatally beating him, but missing two adults and a seven-month-old baby.

St. Louis Police were made aware of the shooting just before 10 p.m. Sunday after the four arrived at a hospital.

The nine-year-old was identified as Caion Greene from the 4,500 block of Coyle Court in southern St. Louis County. Police say he and the others were in a vehicle outside the La Salle Park Apartments south of downtown. Two unidentified men opened fire on the vehicle. When the adults realized that Caion had been hit, they – a 31-year-old man and a 34-year-old woman – drove to the hospital, but it was too late for the boy. Caion was pronounced dead.

He was the seventh child killed in 2021.

The police are still looking for the shooters. They ask anyone with information to call the homicide squad at 314-444-5371. Tipsters can remain anonymous and potentially receive a reward by calling CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).

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